Laughter

“If laughter is the champagne of life, then giggles are the bubbles.” ~ Karen Steele

I love to laugh.

I like to make others laugh.

Often, it’s the act of laughing at myself. I do have a tendency to pull some whoppers when I make mistakes. I have no problem sharing those anecdotes.

“Research . . . has shown that laughter reduces levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, epinephrine, and dopamine; increases health-enhancing hormones (such as endorphins), neurotransmitters, and infection-fighting antibodies; and improves blood flow to the heart—all resulting in greater relaxation and resistance to disease, as well as improved mood and positive outlook.” (Gerloff, P., 2011, You’re Not Laughing Enough and That’s No Joke, Psychology Today)

Be honest. . .

have you observed someone, a total stranger even, laughing at something and chuckled yourself? What is your reaction when small children get the giggles? Or even babies? I, for one, start giggling myself. It’s almost contagious.

See on of my favorite Coca-Cola advertisements here:

I bet you can’t watch it without smiling.

Laughter . . . let it bubble up!

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